EIMA update


EIMA International, the review of agricultural mechanics held at Bologna Trade Fair Center, was a huge success with a record number of visitors in attendance. Source: AFDJ eNews

Over the five days of the exposition their numbers swelled to 285,000 for a 21% increase over the figure reported for the most recent edition in 2014, plus more than 44,000 business people for an 18% gain.

The review organized by FederUnacoma, the Italian Federation of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers, generated an enormous number of business contacts while offering crowds of visitors vast ranges of technologies achieved by the 1900 exhibiting industries in the trade fair pavilions.

The 2016 EIMA International was geared to delegations of business people from 80 countries, 70 of which were organized by FederUnacoma in collaboration with ICE, the Ministry for Economic Development trade agency.

The ICE-FederUnacoma initiative led to some 15,000 visits to the stands of the exhibiting manufacturers and 3000 business-to-business meetings set up by business people in the delegations.

These arrivals came mainly from South America, North Africa and the Sub-Saharan area, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, ex-Soviet Union republics, the Balkans and Oceania.

Attending EIMA for the first time were delegates from Jordan, Kenya, Mozambique and Palestine while Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Perù were the countries sending the most numerous official delegations.

Beyond those arriving officially, more than 40,000 business people came as independents from 140 countries.